Latest update October 21st, 2016 12:45 PM
Dec 28, 2014
KARACHI: Fire tenders across the city have been called in to extinguish massive fire that erupted in a wood godown near Haji camp in Karachi late on Saturday night.
The fire officials have declared the inferno as third-degree and called in fire tenders from across the metropolis.
The blaze also engulfed adjacent buildings, forcing the residents to evacuate these in order to protect themselves.
The people, trapped in the nearby buildings have been safely evacuated.
Meanwhile, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has condemned the incident and urged the officials concerned to make necessary arrangements to put out the inferno.
Altaf expressed outrage over the Sindh government, saying that the ministers were sleeping after taking pills.
MQM chief further said the provincial government had no such arrangements to douse the fire.
He appealed government officials and water tanker office-bearers to come forward to protect the lives of masses.
Talking to Media, Chief Fire Officer Ehtesham Uddin said owing to congested streets of timber market and strong air they were facing difficulties in dousing fire, however, they have limited it.
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